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  1. How to apply a fragrance

    by , 22nd October 2012 at 02:39 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    There are a lot of "old wives tales" and superstitions about application of a fragrance. Many have a grain of truth, some are accurate. First, know how strong and what kind of projection your fragrance has. A very powerful fragrance will project arms length from your body. You don't want to overpower people, just give them a whiff as you walk by. I generally put one spritz on my upper chest. This allows my body heat to rise the fragrance to my nose during the day. I put 1/2 to 1 ...
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  2. Layering Dior Homme Intense with Guerlain l'instant Extreme

    Hi all!
    I was wondering if anybody has layered these two amazing scents... What would the outcome be like? If you have how many spritz of each and where would you apply them. Thank

    Updated 22nd October 2012 at 09:22 AM by Amirdoust

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  3. Buying samples

    by , 14th October 2012 at 05:50 PM (Possum-Pie's making sense of scents)
    The best way to test fragrances for likability, longevity, and projection is to get samples. Most department stores have stopped giving out samples, but you can test the fragrances there in the store. REMEMBER, a fragrance will not smell the same on a test paper as it will on your skin. Test on paper first, if you like it, apply it to your neck/arms and make note of the time. See how long it lasts. For Niche house samples, the easiest ways to try is to buy samples from THe Perfumed Court, or ...
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  4. From 10 to 1

    If you could make a top 10 list out of these 10 fragrances, how would it be like?
    L'eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake
    L'homme by YSL
    Fahrenheit by DIOR
    Fahrenheit 32 by DIOR
    Platinium Egoiste by Chanel
    212 MEN by Carolina Herrera
    Davidoff Cool water
    Ck free by Calvin Klein
    Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
    CH MEN by Carolina Herrera
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  5. Glad-to-be-Back Ramble

    Just wanted to say how nice it is to be back on Basenotes after taking a break for awhile. It's not that circumstances really warranted any absence on my part, but once in awhile I "fall out" and come back. I suspect that I'm not the only person who does this. I actually do this with a lot of my other hobbies, leaving them for awhile and picking back up from time to time. I have too many hobbies/interests to engage in all of them or any number of them at once. I sort of rotate them unless ...
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